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    September 19, 2012
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welcome to "news 4 today" for september 19th, 2012. heavy downpours dropped as much as 18 inches in just one hour in parts of maryland. flash flooding left students in frederick walking through knee deep water to get home from school. the storm knocked out power to about 25,000 customers as well. this morning crews are restoring service to the last few people who lost electricity. and airlines are getting flights back on schedule after the storm this morning. the rain delayed or even cancelled flights at dulles, bwi marshall, and here at reagan. we checked. there are no weather delays at local airports, and most flights are on time this morning. >> we're going to find out whether or not the rain and the storms are out of here and if we're going to go back to night weather. storm team 4 meteorologist tom kierein is here. hi, tom. >> what a dramatic change from yesterday when the sky just opened up and unloaded the rain. we had those strong winds causing the wind damage and the tree damage. now it's turned tranquil again. it's still cloudy, and those little speckles of green, those are some sprinkles in st. mary's
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county, southern calvert. that's heading northeast, and it's also sprinkling a bit in parts of the northern neck. temperatures in the mid-50s, shenandoah valley. out in the mountains closer to washington, upper 50s in montgomery county. low 60s in arlington. near 60 in fairfax. near 60 in prince george's county and much of southern maryland. right near the bay low 60s. only near 50 out in the mountains. hour by hour, it's going to be a cool and breezy morning, so dress accordingly. we'll hover near 60 here for the next couple of hours. sunrise 6:54. by midmorning, going to get sun breaking out. by noon, upper 60s. mild and breezy for your lunch hour. and then during the afternoon, getting back home from work and school should be beautiful. sunshine, just a few clouds floating through. low humidity. highs reaching low to mid-70s by midafternoon. sunset getting earlier and earlier. 7:09. by then back to the 60s. i'll be back with another hometown forecast in a few minutes. your first 4 traffic with danella. >> i'm following breaking news
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on the roadways. if you're trying to take the inner loop of the beltway, the ramp is shut down due to the crash in that area. also, keeping an eye on i-270 in maryland northbound at father hurley boulevard. looks like a disabled bus here in the right shoulder lane. travel lanes are open as you make your way northbound and southbound between germantown and the beltway, no issues there. let's head over to marc because we have a cancelled train. penn south 403, that train is cancelled. other trains on the marc running on time. metro and vre, no problems at this time. let's head over to angie goff, who is at the live desk with more important information for commuters just into the news room. >> good morning, eun. from the roads over to the rails, we have an alert for amtrak riders headed to baltimore this morning. we have learned from service from washington, d.c., up to baltimore is currently delayed, and this is due to some signal system problems. the good news is repairs are under way. we'll continue to keep you posted. all you have to do is
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follow @news4 today on twitter. reporting from the live desk, i'm angie goff, back to you. we're also following breaking news in the district. a man in critical condition after prince george's county police officers shot him. they say he opened fire on them first. this is late last night at the d.c.-maryland border. news 4's melissa mollet is live with the latest. >> reporter: good morning, aaron. just behind me, we just spoke with officers. they say they're going to keep this road shut down for the next couple of hours at least because they want to wait until daylight to get a better look at the scene. i'm going to step out of the way for you so we can see what's going on here. just a couple of officers here now. the road still blocked off. a couple of moments ago they gathered several evidence markers scattered along the road. here's what we know. last night police started getting numerous calls for a man shooting in the air as he walked through an apartment complex at the corner of 800 chesapeake
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street southwest. once they arrived, the gunman was in the road, and he started firing at them on the 800 block of southern avenue. the police officers fired back. >> we're still sorting out what the circumstances were. we received several 911 calls for this man. he was waving his firearm in the air, and he was just apparently indiscriminately firing off rounds into theair. >> reporter: now, the suspect was hit in the legs and back multiple times. we understand four to five times he was transported to the hospital in grave condition. both officers involved in the shooting are on standard and administrative leave. live in southeast washington, melissa mollet, news 4, back to you. >> thanks, melissa. mitt romney is trying to get back to his economic message. in a column in "usa today," president obama has fostered an economy that forces dependence on government rather than an
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opportunity to thrive. the op ed is also a reminder of his controversial comments released yesterday. romney was caught on hidden camera saying almost half of voters are victims who believe they're entitled to government help. romney tried to clarify what he was saying, that people wanted jobs, not a government handout. >> president obama reacted for the first time to the comments on "the late show with david letterman." >> one of the things i've learned as president is you represent the entire country. when i travel around the country and meet republicans, i know they are hard working family people who care about this country. my expectation is, if you want to be president, you've got to work for everybody, not just for some. >> romney also brought up a similar miscue by the president
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in 2008. he was caught on tape saying voters in pennsylvania clung to their guns and their religion. mr. obama told letterman he realized quickly that was a mistake and apologized for it. romney is already fighting from behind in virginia. a new "washington post" poll shows the president with an eight-point lead over romney, 52% over 44%, and now more than half the voters say they approve of the job the president is doing. when asked who better understands the country's economic problems, the president stretched his advantage from 54% to just 37% for mitt romney. and romney's running mate paul ryan will try to reverse the slide in the commonwealth during the second day in a two city tour. yesterday he was in newport news. you see that here speaking to supporters at christopher newport university. today he'll be in danville for a rally at the piedmont precision machine factory, a small town in virginia which used to be a
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thriving textile and tobacco hub and has fallen on hard times in recent years. ryan expected to use that to hit the president hard. today aun san suu ke -- aun san suu kyi will receive the congressional gold medal. she received it while she was under house arrest. myanmar's political rulers kept her under house arrest for two decades. suu kyi will be in the united states for more than two weeks. she began her historic trip here by meeting with secretary of state hillary clinton. still ahead, the comment that a man made about his kids that landed him behind bars.
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school officials in one rhode island community are ending their traditional father-daughter dances and their mother-son ball games. the family events have been a tradition in crafton, rhode island. the superintendent said the events can no longer be gender specific because it violates the state gender discrimination law. more than nine years ago, some schools in the district created
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events to include the whole family. you know this is going to set off some interesting debate and conversation. >> yes. since you and i didn't talk about it ahead of time. i'm not going to voice my opinion because we might have different opinions. >> that's right. >> 11 minutes after the 5:00 hour. we do need to hear about the forecast ahead. tom kierein, much better than we got last night. we have dried out overnight in the wake of the heavy rains last night. now it's calm in the city view with our hd camera. we have a few sprinkles of rain in calvert and st. mary's and into the northern neck heading across the bay. hometown forecast, district heights, prince george's county. still chilly, near 60. by noontime, mid-60s and partly cloudy. for the whole region, we'll have increasing cloudiness. reach the low 70s by midafternoon and low humidity moving in. winds will settle down. i'll show you the seven-day
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outlook. we'll look at the weekend and into next week in ten minutes. how's traffic now, danella? tom, i'm still following breaking news on the road. if you're following west on little river turnpike, a crash there blocks that exit ramp for you while crews are going to clear it. let's head over to i-95 in maryland as well as bw parkway. travel lanes are open between the baltimore beltway and the capitol beltway. speaking of the beltway, inner loop in montgomery county, no issues there. earlier on the outer loop, as you make your way towards colesville road, the left lane blocked for road work. that's clear now. no issues on the i-275. looking clear. 62 degrees. preparing for the playoffs. when you can get your hands on nationals postseason tickets. this message. experiences classrooms. sizes don't matter... by 20%. teaching to some test... he personally cannot relate to. education, children.
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5:15. no major damage in d.c. the old storm drain system that kept all that water moving through the bloomsiingdale neighborhood could come today. a number of d.c. residents did lose power yesterday when heavy winds toppled some trees and snapped power lines. >> those downed trees are also a reason a maryland family isn't waking up in their own home. one tree came crashing down barely missing a woman. news 4's tony tull joins us live from cheverly. good morning. >> reporter: if you take a look, it's quite clear. part of the house, the awning has come down. it was actually a 100-year-old tree that came down onto the house. the woman that lived here said
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she was actually thankful she escaped without injury. quite the tree, as you can see. the construction company has made quite the work, getting most of it chopped up this morning. as of this morning, pepco reporting only 17 customers without power. a majority in prince george's county with a handful in the district. yesterday as the storm rolled through, almost 14,000 pepco customers lost power. pg&e along with dominion reporting a total of 9,000 customers. bwi and reagan national grounded their planes for a short time until the worst part of the storm was over. our washington nationals, who are crushing the competition right now, they even had to pull the plug on the game last night, which will likely be made up as a doubleheader tonight against the los angeles dodgers. with many parts of the region seeing three to four inches of rain, most of the folks had to deal with flooding and road closures on the way home last night. a live look this morning as they
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are trying to clean up the house. they are staying with family and friends. they're going to be cleaning up this tree. for right now we're live in cheverly. guys, we'll send it back to you. >> tony tull, thank you. today thousands of chicago students will head back to school after a seven-day unscheduled break. chicago teachers union delegates overwhelmingly voted to end its first strike in 25 years. the new contract includes a 7% cost of living raise. teachers will be rated in part over how well they score on standardized tests. underrated teachers can be laid off the first year of the contract. chicago mayor rahm emanuel and union leaders say it's an honest compromise. >> we decided we couldn't solve all the problems of the world with one contract and that it was time to suspend the strike. >> this settlement is an honest compromise. it means returning our schools to their primary purpose, the education of our children. it means a new day and a new direction for the chicago public
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ls sko schools. >> the full membership of the 25,000 teacher unions still needs to vote on the contract. that will happen in the next few weeks. this morning mexican officials are trying to figure out what caused a natural gas pipeline to burst. that fire happened yesterday afternoon at a mexican owned oil company near the city of reynosa across the border from mcallen, texas. it took crews about an hour and a half to put those flames out. a man accused of threatening children is behind bars this morning after an investigation that spanned both coasts. the man in his 20s was found in this home in valencia, california. they were tipped off by investigators in connecticut who saw a post on an espn blog who said the man was watching children and wouldn't mind killing them. the home where the man was found overlooks two schools. the comments reportedly referenced the colorado movie
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theater shootings. bank of america is working to secure its website after a skiber attack. the bank's website had several sporadic outages yesterday, and customers could not access their accounts online. those upset with the controversy over an islam fine launched the attack. they called themselves cyber fighters and also threatened to take down the new york stock exchange. two men involved in a drug bust at dulles airport. customs agents said she found more than 12 pounds of cocaine in their luggage. it was hidden in the lining of jars of cream and honey. two men arrived on different airlines. feds have seized more than 50 pounds of cocaine in several incidents. today the space shuttle "endeavour" will be flown from florida to houston. it's the first leg of the three-day journey from the kennedy space center to the california science center.
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the shuttle is fastened to the top of a 747 today. it will fly over facilities in mississippi, new orleans, and the johnson space center in houston. "endeavour" will finally arrive at l.a.x. on friday. prince william and the duchess of cambridge are on their way home after a trying week for the royal couple. the two made a quick stop in brisbane, australia, after a nip-day tour in southeast asia. the trip was largely overshadowed by the topless photos of princess katherine. yesterday a tabloid was ordered to remove the pictures from the website and magazines. the couple may go after other magazines in ireland and italy that also published those photos. >> meteorologist tom kierein is here with a look at the forecast. good morning. what a difference a day makes. 24 hours ago, it was mild and muggy. we had thick humidity in the air. now looking at the live view of the washington monument, jefferson memorial, d.c. camera.
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we've got low humidity back with us and a chill in the air this morning in the wake of the storms that came through yesterday. they're now long gone. just a few sprinkles in southern maryland, calvert, st. mary's across the tidal potomac in the northern neck. those sprinkles heading off into the eastern shore. getting star light showing through there. elsewhere, it's all cloudy through the metro area and most of virginia and maryland. we have in the light green area low 60s. in the 50s north and west of washington. dipped into the 40s these areas of blue in the highlands of western maryland and west virginia. a chill in the air, and it's going to feel like ought autumn today. highs reaching low 70s and a bit of a blustery wind this morning. dress accordingly. it's going to be a breezy and cool morning. in the afternoon, mild and pleasant with diminished winds. average high this year is 78. tomorrow morning down to just near 50 degrees. and afternoon highs, though, recovering back to the mid-70s
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by midafternoon and partly cloudy. another day with low humidity on thursday and again on friday. a bit warmer on friday afternoon, up around 80. then over the weekend, sunny saturday morning. clouding up in the afternoon. highs again up around 80. saturday night we might get passing showers. sun returns on sunday. great weather for the skins game. it will be feeling like football weather. monday and tuesday, low to mid-70s during the afternoons. now, here's danella with breaking traffic news. that's right. i'm watching the roads. let's start in southeast. police activity still has southern avenue shut down between chesapeake street to wheeler road. and also, if you're traveling on westbound little river turnpike, trying to get to the inner loop of the beltway, crash there still has your ramp shut down. you can see authorities are still on the scene. i'm also checking on other roads as well. if you're traveling 395, it looks clear. no issues as you make your way from edsall to the 14th street bridge. you're traveling at 58 miles per
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hour. that drive will take you 12 minutes. when i return, a look at your rails. the marc train is experiencing some delays. back in ten minutes, aaron and eun? in news 4 your health, new evidence shows a chemical found in plastics may increase the risk of child obesity. it helps prevent corrosion in the liping ning of cans. research shows that bpa in systems makes it less likely to be obese. the food and drug administration recently banned the chemical from sippy cups and baby bottles. the man who helped revolutionize sports broadcasting and make the nfl one of the most recognized brands lost his battle with brain cancer. steve sabol was half of the father-son team that launched nfl films.
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he, along with his father ed, introduced innovations that included replays and putting microphones on coaches during the game. sabol was diagnosed with a tumor after being hospitalized for a seizure last year. he was 69 years old. the nationals could clinch a playoff spot early next week. their magic number is now ten after the braves lost to the marlins lost night. you can get friday morning tickets for potential wild card and nlds games at 10:00 on friday. you can get tickets by going to nationals.com/postseason. or going to 888-332-nats. you can only buy four tickets per game. the washington examiner is reporting the d.c. police plan on deploying more than 400 officers to protect nationals park during and after early round games. they may double protection for championship series and world series. taxpayers will foot the bill for the extra security, but city leaders say that cost would be
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offset by the revenue baseball will jgenerate for the district. puts it into right field, down the line. will it stay fair? yes, it will. he'll come into second base, rbi as mcleod and teagarden gets a pinch-hit single. if you work with an orioles fan, cut them a little snack. they might be a little tired. a lot of them went to sleep, i don't know, now-ish. the o's beat the mariners 4-2 in 18 innings. the game started just after 10:00 last night here on the east coast. didn't end until about 4:00 this morning. they're going to be a little groggy coming into work today. we likely won't be seeing the caps take the ice any time soon. that doesn't mean alex ovechkin won't be playing hockey. ovi has signed a deal to play with dynamo moscow of the continental hockey league during
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the nhl lockout. ovechkin played with dynamo before, beginning his nhl career. the great 8 told the russian press he thought the lockout could last the entire season. right now nhl players and owners don't have any talks scheduled. >> that's too bad. that's disappointing. >> i hope that's not the case. >> one of my kid's friends was decked out in full hockey gear yesterday. he was hoping. coming up, doubling down on his comments. mitt romney's message to voters following the release of a hidden camera video.
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stories making headlines right now. a d.c. street remains closed as police continue to investigate an officer involved shooting. mitt romney trying to get back on message with a column in "usa today" as he continues to deal with the fallout from a hidden camera video. it's back to school from teachers in chicago as teachers ended their seven day strike. first, good morning to you. i'm eun yang. >> and good morning. i'm aaron gilchrist.
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welcome back to "news 4 today" on this wednesday, september 19th. today we're drying out from a summer storm. several accidents kept emergency crews busy in prince george's county. the heavy wind and rain knocked out power to thousands in our area. no power or traffic lights made the drive home difficult in the evening rush. flooding was a concern in the bloomi bloomingdale section of d.c., but no damage was done. people tried protecting their homes in sand bags. fallen trees did cause problems. at the height, 20,000 homes across the region lost electricity. crews have restored electricity to just about everybody. >> tom, storms gone, things calm? >> thankfully. that sky was scowling at us yesterday. now it will be smiling at us. >> excellent. it's still cloudy. a few patches of green in the lower right of your screen in calvert, st. mary's, and the northern neck of virginia, those are just now crossing the bay
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and heading up towards parts of the eastern shore. elsewhere, still mostly cloudy. right around 60 in fairfax, arlington, prince george's. montgomery county in the mid-50s to upper 50s as well as points west. shenandoah valley in the mountains, many locations there. just low to mid-50s. really feeling like autumn. hour by hour, it's going to be a cool morning. hovering near 60 for the next hour or two. by noontime, upper 60s, a mild and breezy lunch hour. some sunshine breaking out. mostly sunny during the afternoon. by midafternoon, winds will diminish during the afternoon with low humidity in place. sunrise at 6:54. sunset at 7:09. i'm back with another hometown forecast in ten minutes. first 4 traffic with danella. good morning. >> good morning. still tracking a few issues on the road. first let's start in southeast. police activity has southern avenue closed in both directions between chesapeake street and
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ninth street. your alternate route is barnaby road. good news, though, the ramp from the inner loop of the beltway from little river turnpike, that accident is cleared. so the ramp is open. we are having some issues on the marc. penn south 403, that train is cancelled. penn south 401, 15-minute delay and an 8-minute delay on the brunswick east train of the marc, 890. eun, over to you. 5:33 now. with just seven weeks left until the election, mitt romney is trying to refocus his campaign on the economy after the release of controversial comments. the hidden camera video doesn't seem to be going away, and now the president is chiming in. nbc's tracie potts is joining us live from capitol hill with more. >> reporter: we've got a new "the wall street journal" poll. important to note that was taken before the video was released. it shows president obama with a five-point lead over mitt romney. romney is trying to bounce back from what he said last spring about the 47% of americans who
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don't pay taxes, calling them victims who see themselves as dependent on government. but now with cameras in full view the at a fund-raiser last night, now romney said he said something different. he said the role of government is to help people who need help. he admitted in a fox interview that some people who don't pay action at th taxes aren't victims, but wealthy americans who should pay. >> the good news is, if you're doing well enough financially, you can pay a tax. >> my expectation is, if you want to be president, you've got to work for everybody, not just for some. >> that was president obama on the late show talking about romney's comment. despite that gaffe, romney raised $6.5 million in fund-raisers yesterday. there's a new gallup poll that showed before that video was released, he had the support of about a third of low income voters. the president had well over half. eun? >> tracie potts, live on capitol
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hill for us. tracie, thank you. escalating protest fears in france after a magazine publishes cartoons mocking the prophet muhammad. angie goff is live. >> many good morning, aaron. we followed days following the anti-muslim film made in the u.s. and now a french magazine published caricatures of the prophet muhammad. some of the drawings we're hearing include the prophet muhammad naked. france's prime minister disapproves of the decision, and we just learned he has increased security around the french embassies as a precaution. this comes after a week of violence in retaliation of a video mocking the prophet muhammad. so far 30 people have died, including 4 americans. reporting from the news 4 live desk, angie goff, news 4. and the white house now says it appears the attack that killed the u.s. ambassador to libya was not premeditated. ambassador chris stevens and three other americans diet last
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week during a violent protest at the u.s. consulate in benghazi, libya. that country's president insists foreign militants plotted the attack. there is no evidence to support that claim, but it is still investigating the incident. the anti-muslim movie that sparked that and incidents around the world led egypt's president to go after coptic christians. seven people will be tried in a criminal court and could receive the death penalty if convicted. terry jones, who burned the koran, is implicated here. he has shown support for the film. it's not clear where the coptic christians being charged live or whether anybody charged in this case will actually be in egypt to stand trial. law enforcement agencies are coming together to commemorate the tenth anniversary of one of the most terrifying crime sprees in recent history. next month marks the tenth anniversary of the beltway sniper shootings.
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ten people were killed and three others wounded in just three weeks. police eventually arrested john allen muhammad and lee boyd malvo for the shootings. they were later convicted. last night officers looked back at the shootings at the witness to history panel. >> certainly we learned that you can do a better job. we learned that you have to involve the community, you have to involve the media, and it hads to be a cooperative effort. certainly those three were the key lessons. >> muhammad was eventually executed. malvo is serving time at a virginia prison. the city needs $3 million more to make the improvements to parking meters. they include connecting 6,000 spaces to a central network so transportation officials can now when they're empty. also, money to pay for credit card proecessing.
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the extra funds will come from $6 million in revenue expected from parking meters next year. we could learn what you want to pay if to use the car service uber. cabbies in the district want strict regulations for uber, which lets customers reserve sedans and pay through an iphone app. cab companies fear uber and other car services could put them out of business unless they have to charge more for their fares. we're learning more about the girl at the center of a homecoming proposal that landed a government pilot on desk duty.
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beep-bop-boop-bop boop-beep. [monotone] she says, "switch to progressive and you could save hundreds." call or click today. that, my friends, is a great white shark, and it's now supplying scientists with valuable information. researchers say for the first time they were able to hook, tag, and release a shark without using a harpoon. >> how do you do that? >> i have no idea. the great white is now swimming off the coast of massachusetts. maybe they used tuna? researchers say they hope to learn more about its migration, breeding, and birthing patterns.
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they also want to raise awareness about the great white, which has become a threatened species. >> you're just risking life and limb trying to get a tag on the shark. >> sleeping pill? i don't know. >> all in the name of science. 5:41. time for weather and traffic on the ones. here's tom. >> good morning. here's capitol hill. live view from our hd 4 city camera. capitol hill under a cloudy sky, but we are drying out in the wake of yesterday's storms. the winds have diminished although it's still a bit blustery. right now getting a few lingering sprinkles in southern maryland, st. mary's, calvert across the tidal potomac and into the northern neck. alexandria, hometown forecast by 7:30, we'll be in the upper 50s and partly sunny. by noontime, into the upper 60s. for the whole region, hour by hour, increasing sunshine. highs reaching the low 70s by midafternoon with diminished winds and low humidity. beautiful day coming up. a look at the rest of the week and the weekend in ten minutes. how's traffic, danella?
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>> i'm checking on the usual suspects. they are behaving like normal. i-95 northbound as you make your way towards stafford. and travel to triangle, you are under speed. once you get towards the wharton area, you're slow to springfield. slow frederick to clarksburg. aaron and eun, back over to you. it's now 5:43. 62 degrees. we're learning information about the over the top proposal involving a government helicopter. >> plus panda watch continues at the national zoo. there she is. >> you see the baby cup right
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new information into that problematic proposal that landed a father on desk duty. school administrators at patriot high school in nokesville,
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virginia, said they approved the over the top invitation that involved a u.s. customs border patrol helicopter. the pilot flew over the school and dropped a stuffed animal and a card onto the school football field. he was apparently helping his son ask a girl to homecoming. that girl is a senior and a kicker on the football team. she was on the practice field at the time. she tells "the washington post" this is not the first over the top invitation she's gotten. she says she's been asked to the prom over the public address system during halftime at a game too. still no word on -- actually, we think she accepted the invitation to homecoming. the pilot has been reassigned during the investigation. this morning a 13-year-old boy from laurel faces charges for firing a bb gun at a student while waiting for the school bus in anne arundel county. the student was hit in the leg. he suffered minor legs and did not need medical attention. both students were on their way to macarthur middle school in ft. mead. once they arrived, the principal
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questioned the students after receiving a call from the parent who saw the student with a bb gun. school officials found the bb gun and a knife with a seven-inch blade in the boy's backpack. he faces several charges. a man who fired at morgan state in baltimore. kelly ellerby jr. faces several charges including attempted murder. he fired several shots forcing a lockdown on campus. the man survived. a researcher at the national institutes of health found dead. investigators say a man shot peter marbet outside his house on tuesday night. marbet worked as a contractor for nih and taught at the university of maryland. today investigators are trying to figure out what caused a fiery crash that left one woman dead in fairfax county. the woman was driving a 2011 toyota sienna on lewinsville
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road in mcclelean. the car struck a tree and caught on fire. a richmond judge will decide if the department of corrections must prove it has authority to conduct executions. two alexandria lawyers claim executioners who inject inmates with lethal doses of drugs are improper practicing medicine. the department of corrections says an injection is not a medical procedure because the purpose is to end a life, not save one. defense contractors in northern virginia playing a key role in the race for setting in the commonwealth. candidates tim kaine and george allen making several stops at campaign offices. those contractors say they're concerned they could lose millions of dollars if congress can't reach a deal on the budget.
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$500 million of defense spending will be cut from the budget if lawmakers don't have a deal by this year. democrat tim kaine wants to avoid that, in part, by letting bush era tax cuts expire for the wealthy. george allen prefers prioritizing government spending. kaine and allen will face off tomorrow at noon in mclean. "meet the press" host david gregory is moderating. northern virginia bureau chief julie carey and i are among the panelists. thousands of people lost power in parts of pennsylvania, delaware, and new jersey. police cordoned off several streets when large trees fell creating dangerous conditions for drivers. some areas will deal with sprinkles through the morning commute. this morning many homeowners along miller island in baltimore county dealing with the aftermath of flooding. high water from the chesapeake
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bay came crashing over the sea wall and into the backyard. much of that water receded late in the evening. >> storm team 4 meteorologist tom kierein is here. we saw a lot of that sort of urban flooding, if you will, yesterday around this area. this morning when you head off to work and l school, you'll be dancing gangland style. we won't. we promise. >> no, no. >> once you start, you can't stop. that's the problem. >> let's spare our viewers. as we start off this morning, here is a gorgeous sunset photo. this was taken by a teenage photographer aaron krespan from burr tonsville, maryland. what a great picture. thanks for sending that in to weather@nbcwashington.com. another beautiful view. live picture from the nbc city camera. capitol hill under a cloudy sky. cloud cover beginning to break up. 63 at reagan national. comfortably dry dewpoint.
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and wind out of the north at 15 to 20 miles an hour. a breezy and cool morning. cloud cover is beginning to break up. few sprinkles lingering in southern maryland, st. mary's county, calvert, and parts of the northern neck. that's heading over to the eastern shore. it's tending to dry out. what a chill in the air. all these areas in dark green in the 50s. northern suburbs in pennsylvania and western maryland. much of the western suburbs in northern virginia and the shenandoah valley. out of the mountains, these areas in light blue in the chilly 40s this morning. many locations there. we are going to stay cool for another couple of hours, in fact, through the morning commute. by 7:00 a.m., we'll still be in the upper 50s to low 60s. winds gusting at 15 to 20 miles an hour. breaks in the clouds and sunshine breaking out. by noon for the lunch hour, partly cloudy, mild and breezy. we'll be in the upper 60s to near 70. only going to hit the mid-70s by midafternoon and winds will diminish by late afternoon. by dawn tomorrow, under a clear
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sky. ought to be down to near 50 degrees through much of the region. recovering in the low to mid-70s during the afternoon with low humidity and partly cloudy. beautiful day tomorrow and again on friday. afternoon highs near friday. partly cloudy. might get showers saturday night. clearing out on sunday. beautiful fall-like day. 50s in the morning. great weather for the skins game. a dry and cool start to next week. danella, good morning. how's our traffic? >> good morning. tom, still following breaking news on the road. this time we're going to head over to arlington, where a water main break slowing you down. if you're traveling columbia pike, your closures in both directions between south wakefield street to south taylor street. also in southeast, along southern avenue, police activity still going on. your closure between chesapeake street and ninth street. you'll want to jump on barnaby road and get over to wheeler road and connect to southern avenue.
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if you're traveling 50 in maryland, a live look east and westbound. you're clear from this area as you make your way to the beltway. also, 50 in virginia checking areas there. not seeing any zepaccidents or major areas. celebrities will help boys and girls clubs of america present the 2012 national youth of the year award. it's the organization's most prestigious honor after denzel washington, swimmer michael phelps, and grammy award winner ashanti will be in d.c. the youth of the year award will go to a club member based on his or her academic success and community service. today alexandria old town, virginia, celebrating the expansion of capital bike share. the bike share program has more than 1,600 bikes at more than 175 stations in d.c. and arlington. it is apparently never too early to start putting your holiday shopping list together. toys 'r us offering help with
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that list this year. it just released its annual hot toys list. it includes a blast from the past, if you will. you'll find teenage mutant ninja turtles on that list as well as furbys. a 5-year-old might not know what a teenage mutant ninja turtle is these days. one direction has collector dolls on the list this year. in all 50 toys made toys 'r us list. 5:55 is the time. major retailers gearing up for the busy shopping center. cnbc's shartia brantley live with that story and more. >> many ggood morning, aaron. target plans to hire 63,000 workers this season. it's actually down from the 92,000 the retailer added last year. however, target says 30% of those temporary workers stayed at the company for year round positions. and kohl's plans to increase its holiday hiring by more than 10% from last year, or an average of
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41 people per store. retailers expect holiday sales to be on par with last year. holiday hiring is generally a good indicator of how confident stores are with their seasonal business. and walmart is teaming up with humana to reward customers for buying healthy food. more than 100 members of humana's healthy rewards program will get a 5% credit on 1,300 items, including fresh produce, lean cuts of meat, skim milk and brown rice. the program starts october 15th, and credits can be used on future purchases. food accounts for more than half of walmart's annual sales, and walmart is the largest food retailer in the u.s. >> shartia brantley at cnbc, thank you. we've only seen little glimpses of the national zoo's newest edition, but the panda cub is definitely making his voice heard. that's a loud newborn. the panda cam video is from
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yesterday. and zoo keepers say all that noise from the newborn means the cub is health xwy. the staff says that mom mei xiang is doing a great job of grooming and feeding the little one. but young cubs are at high risk for infection. so the next few days are critical. i hope the cub makes it. i do. we don't know if it's a him or her. he or she. >> what? >> boy or girl. >> some big cats need a home. >> the humane society of washington state now offering a discount to adopt cats who have a fuller figure. they're calling it the big and beautiful campaign to showcase cats often overlooked because of age and weight. it runs through the end of the month. it is 5:57. the new threat over the anti-islam youtube video aimed at wall street.
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